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  • What do you think of a work week that would only be four days?

  • I'd take it.

  • Me too.

  • In a heart beat.

  • I'm leaving right now.

  • Ok, so Microsoft introduced a trial at its campus in Japan over this summer, and the results are in.

  • For the month of August, employees worked a four-day work week and were urged to cut down on time spent on e-mails and meetings.

  • The results might surprise you.

  • While the time spent at work went down, productivity went up.

  • And the increase wasn't insignificant.

  • Employee productivity, Jordan, went up almost 40%.

  • That's a lot.

  • And the impact was widespread.

  • More than 90% of Microsoft's 2000 plus employees said they were impacted by the measures.

  • And the company even saved on other resources like electricity.

  • Who would have thought about that?

  • Makes sense.

  • Less time at work... the productivity went up 40%.

  • I say we try it.

  • I'm ready.

  • We still need to have a show on that day.

  • You might not see me Friday.

  • Would I have to do it like live at my house.

  • That would be fun.

  • Hi, welcome into the kitchen.

  • I've eaten three bags of Cheetos and two gallons of milk.

  • Jordan, I don't know if we need to go into that dark part of your life.

  • You don't want to do that.

  • You don't want to see what happens when the cameras go.

What do you think of a work week that would only be four days?

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